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New Kids’ Own publication I Hope You Grow receives excellent public reception

Some of the young artists and writers who contributed to I Hope You Grow.Copyright Leon Farrell, Photocall Ireland. Kids’ Own has published a brand new book, I Hope You Grow, in partnership with Focus Ireland. This book was created by children living in temporary accommodation in Dublin during a week-long creative engagement with writer Mary Branley and Maree Hensey in July 2018. Since its launch, the
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Job Vacancy: Bookkeeper (part-time)

Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership is seeking to employ a bookkeeper to support the Chief Executive to manage the organisation’s finance functions.  Since its inception in 1997, Kids’ Own has developed, published and promoted artwork and writing created by children for children and their communities, through meaningful engagement with professional artists. Based in Sligo town, Kids’ Own wor
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Job Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer (Creative Director)

Kids’ Own is recruiting a Chief Executive (Creative Director). Are you passionate about the role of the arts in the lives of children? Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership is recruiting a Chief Executive (Creative Director). Kids’ Own is an innovative and dynamic organisation that truly values children’s own creative expression, the artistic process and working in partnership with others. KidsR
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Travellers’ Journey Project

Kids’ Own has begun a new book project in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland (Museum of Country Life, Castlebar), Travellers’ Journey. Fifth and sixth class children from Scoil Íosa, Ballina and members of Involve youth group, Ballina are working with artist Cas McCarthy and writer Mary Branley to create artwork and writing that responds to the Travellers’ Journey exhibition at the Museum of Country Life
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Announcing Ciara Gallagher as Kids’ Own Office Administrator

Kids’ Own is delighted to welcome Ciara Gallagher to our team as Office Administrator. Ciara has  worked as researcher on children’s books projects including the National Collection of Children’s Books at Trinity College Dublin, and “Gender Identity: Child Readers and Library Collections” at the Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture, Dublin City University. She is the co-edi
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Focus Ireland book project with children experiencing homelessness

Kids’ Own in partnership with Focus Ireland embarked on a new bookmaking project in July with children experiencing homelessness. Writer Mary Branley and artist Maree Hensey worked alongside the children to offer them a place for their unique creative expression and to give dignity to their experience and their voice. Over six days the children took part in a series of workshops with the artists, starting with games
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Orla Kenny: Tribute to a friend and colleague

One month on from the sad and untimely death of our long-term Creative Director, Orla Kenny, I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to a great friend, mentor and leader who inspired me in so many ways. Orla began working with Kids’ Own in 2000, when the organisation’s founders were still putting Kids’ Own on the cultural map as a unique publisher of children’s voices and artwork. After Orla’s death, co-f
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Kids’ Own announces new board member Dr. Carmel Brennan

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Carmel Brennan has joined the Board of Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership.
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Minister Katherine Zappone shares stories from our new publication A Strong Heart with the UN Security Council

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone shared the stories of Syrian and Palestinian children living in County Mayo from our new publication A Strong Heart at her UN Security Council address on ‘Children in Armed Conflict’ this July. A Strong Heart offered a space for migrant children to develop their creativity and self-expression through an artistic process, and to publish a book that would foregr
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